Jump to content

Side Adjust Truss Rods?


Recommended Posts

It looks like I might actually be able to start the build that's been rattling around in my head for years. Anyway, one of those Gotoh Side-Adjust truss rods that are on Warmoth (and some other luthier's) necks would simplify my design. Warmoth doesn't sell them and I can't find an online retailer that does. I'm suspecting these are OEM-only. Anybody know where to source these?

Ray

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It looks like I might actually be able to start the build that's been rattling around in my head for years. Anyway, one of those Gotoh Side-Adjust truss rods that are on Warmoth (and some other luthier's) necks would simplify my design. Warmoth doesn't sell them and I can't find an online retailer that does. I'm suspecting these are OEM-only. Anybody know where to source these?

Ray

If I recall, these are a Japan only item for retail sales. So, a japanese online store needs to be found. Im pretty sure I got mine of eBay, from a builder that was cleaning out his workshop, but it was in 2005/6, so the memory is fuzzy. Ive used them about 10 times now, and found they didnt work as easily as a normal dual action rod. They work. They are good. But just not as easy to dial in. Certainly harder to install.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Quick update:

  • Warmoth says they can't sell one separately
  • Stew-Mac says they can't special order parts
  • Found a French Vendor that will ship one, but they estimate the shipping to be 25 Euros for the 17 Euro item

I've emailed All Parts too, but haven't received a reply yet. Let me know if anybody wants the French Vendor's info.

I'm super keen on using one of these over a "regular" truss rod, but I'm doing a "string through" headless build and didn't really want to complicate the headstock area. If I can't get a Gotoh side-adjust, then I'll likely go with a Stew-Mac Spoke Nut Hot Rod.

Ray

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I saw a picture of a side adjust truss rod after I googled it. I like that idea. I guess it would be less intrusive than an Ernie Ball style truss rod in a vintage Strat style guitar. Other than that, I really like the Ernie Ball style truss rod simply for ease of adjustment making. Come to think of it, I don't mind the regular style truss rods either since I take the truss rod covers off guitars I work with.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...